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Sleeping My Way Through Tel Aviv Gay Pride

When planning my 3 month vacation through Europe and the middle east I knew Tel Aviv had to be on the agenda. Tel Aviv has arisen as a gay oasis in a middle east that otherwise displays an openly hostile attitude towards the LGBT community. This can be partly attributed to a burgeoning economy centered…

Further down the road at the Red Rocks overlooking Denver in the far distance.

Hoedown in Denver

If there’s one American city that seems to have seduced all of my friends into living there, it’s Denver. Located in a state where pot is legal, outdoorsman-ship is encouraged, and dogs are everywhere, Denver has a west coast feel without being too laid back and feels down to Earth like the South without being…

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Visiting The Equality House and the Westboro Baptist Church

As my boyfriend and I drove through Kansas on our cross country road trip, we passed some crazy roadside attractions: Truckhenge (like Stonehenge but with Trucks and much less impressive), Prarie Dog Town, the Wizard of Oz Museum, the largest Czech Egg, and the 2nd Friendliest Yarn Shop in the World. We made stops at…

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Kansas City: Low Expectations, Big Surprises

Out of all the cities planned for our road trip, I was most excited about Kansas City. Not many people expect much out of the city and very few people know anything about it. Did you know that it’s located on the Missouri/Kansas border?? I didn’t and there was a lot more I was looking…

Reigning drag queen Tracey Ottomey opening up the show.

The Gays Go to Church St. in Nashville

In traveling cross-country to move my boyfriend out to LA, I wanted to check out some of the smaller cities you wouldn’t necessarily expect to have a gay scene. Our first major city was Nashville. To most people Nashville is not a small city, in fact it’s their favorite. Great restaurants, a plethora of bars,…

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Washington DC, A New Gay Capital

When we think of the great American gay cities, more often than not our minds jump to New York, LA, and San Francisco. I had never before considered DC a major gay city until my friends who lived there told me I had it all wrong. Alumni from Georgetown and GW confirmed that every other…

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The Gay Hostel, Berlin

While preparing to study abroad in London last fall I decided I wanted to take a weekend trip to Berlin. It was a combination of the infamous club scene, my love for German men, and the brutish post WWII architecture that made the city so alluring (not to mention my love for Currywurst). The summer…

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San Diego

It’s a slow-paced city where people seem to be content with life. Compared to other cities, very few of my conversations were about career or connections which gave me the impression that there isn’t a huge necessity to network or impress other people with your professional status. Even people with high-powered jobs were slow to…

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LA Gays vs. DC Gays

The guys I immediately bonded with from the trip were from LA, however most of the guys on the Gay Armada were from DC and it took me some adjustment to understand how they worked. It was interesting to hang around them and take note of how different the conversations were and how life back…

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The Gay Armada: The Stops and Interactions

Ok but seriously, where the hell did I go for one week? The British Virgin Islands are located just off the coast of Puerto Rico and we had to fly to the US Virgin Islands first in order to get there. Once we flew into St. Thomas we took a ferry to Road Town where…